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. wouldn't that be nice. >>> okay. people in india are getting the keys to the cheapest car in the world, but what does it mean for the u.s. ando industry? hln money expert clark howard breaks down how the new car might help your wallet in the future. >> the nano car, the world's cheapest automobile, is now in people's drivesways in india. this car that you can buy in india for $2,500, that's right, a full four-door car seats four people, if you like a fifth you don't, it's now available and selling like crazy and be may wonder why am i telling but a car only available in india? well, big news. this car just passed the european union safety and crash test which are somewhat similar to ours, and europeans are already buzzing that they are going to be able to buy a car that even with the modifications for europe will end up being somewhere around $3,500. what about us? well, i want you to know for us this is a clear trend we are going to see in the next few years, cars cheaper than you ever imagined, about the price of a motorcycle. i am clark howard. for more ways to save, go to cnn.com/c
they are not laid out effectively in the bill, or nobody has effectively exploited, or i am a driveling india, which could be dr.$(lc@&+ they have not explained it. -- or i m&a driveling idiot, which could be true. -- or i am a driveling india. >> this president is the most gifted communicator in my lifetime -- idiot. çhe has the ability to explain do. greta: you are right. he is acting like a know what all and that we should just accept it, and that is the problem. -- he is acting like a know it all. >> i think he has overreached. i think this will be a very bad summer for barack obama. greta: tucker, thank you. up next, the best of the rest. that is tucker's favorite segments. what do you keep in your freezer? lots of money? plus, check out this video. what are these people building? it is this is my verizon small business specialist, tom. now, i know the catering business but when i walked in here i wasn't sure what i needed. i'm not sure what i need. tom showed me how to use mifi to get my whole team working online, on location. i was like, "woah". woah ! only verizon wireless has small busine
. if we do the decent thing, the nuclear arsenal will be hard. greta: and do what? india is next door. they hate each other. what can we do? >> the military is called the steel skeleton because it is the one institution that holds the country together. we need to make sure does not turn against us. it is not anything we can do in a few days or few months. if we lose the struggle and the radicals takeover, they have dozens or hundreds of nuclear weapons to use against india. the stakes in pakistan are very high, higher than afghanistan or iraq. greta: we hear the nuclear arsenal is safe and under control. i do know why, but i do not feel comfortable with that. can the committee that is true? he was like the walmart and nuclear weapons. he was giving a clear weapons all over the world to north korea, syria. he is a hero in number three. the worst thing they did was give him a house arrest. >> >> i dealt with that when those in the government. from a technical point of view, it is unlikely you will have an accidental detonation of nuclear weapons. greta: i'm not worried about that. >> th
are the jobs? so the president has gone to india to tell people -- indiana to tell people that they are one of the states that will be getting quite a bit of the stimulus monday, that there will çbe incentives available for te building of batteries and battery-powered cars. that is what he is there to say. that part of the country is suffering heavily. unemployment in the area is near 20%, just about double the rest of the country. as we prepare for his remarks, let us go to our white house correspondent. mike emanuel, what else do we expect to hear from the president? >> president obama is bringing great news to the country -- company. they will begin a $39 million grant work on manufacturing electric trucks. that means when the company is fully manufacturing them, it will be able to create more jobs in the area. the company manufactures rv's. obviously, that industry took a huge hit when gasoline prices shot up, and the recession hit hard. the company had to let go a lot of people, manufacturers went out of business, and then navistar came in, but the area is still suffering from unempl
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. this doesn't do anything to regulate the emissions in china, india or other countries so why uni unilaterally disarm our own economy without doing other things. host: we could cut way back and china and india could step up and we could have the same amount of global warming only putting american manufacturers at disadvantage. it is going -- >> more jobs there and less here. host: they are considering some sort of modified proposal on capitol that would maybe not focus on cap and trade so much as focusing on pushing people to find more renewable energy sources like wind and solar. we will see if they come up with a compromise. thanks for being here. >> thank you. appreciate it. bill: i wish i were anywhere but here file will is this. that plane should be flying, folks, not bobbing in the water. megyn: hitting the stores, spending cash. new retail numbers in. the news is not god. what does it mean for the supposed economic recovery? they say the recession is over. ♪ ♪ i'm cool like that, i'm cool like that ♪ ♪ i'm cool like that [ female announcer ] there's a smarter, cooler way to g
consumer is currently equal to the total economy of china plus india, doubled. so when governments around the world are spend ag lot of money, they will not be able to do that indefinitely. at some point, the american consumer has to get back into the market. so is he or she doing that? well, we don't really know yet. the housing data is good news, and actually, most recoveries begin with recovery of the housing markets followed by automobiles, appliances and then other consumer categories. but many experts argue that this is not an ordinary recession and will not be an ordinary recovery. the consumer went deep into debt over the last ten years, is slowly paying that off and won't get easy credit any time soon. the optimists point out, on the other hand, that the american savings rate is already back up to 7%, which is close to its 30-year average. the pessimists say yes, but americans are going to be very cautious now and save more in the face of the uncertainty and hard times they foresee. so, the key to understanding whether and when we will experience a real economic recovery around t
after the red army in china and india national railways, but these are all administrators. the managers outnumber the doctors and nurses and that makes it almost eu78 impossible to get rid of. if you do this thing, don't imagine that you can come back an change your minds a couple of years from now. glenn: that's why i say, america, you cannot let this pass. don't let any of this structure in, because do you think, the third largest employer in the world, do you think -- now you understand why they want it so badly. that's why. this is going to change the face of america, and it will do it forever. daniel, thank you very much. >> thank you, glenn. glenn: we'll be right back. n diabetics on medicare. hello, i'm john fox---you may know that i'm a professional bass fisherman. but you may not know that i have diabetes. and it's never slowed me down thanks to the good folks at liberty medical. i've been a liberty medical patient for years and have relied on them for all my diabetic needs. and, if you call now you'll receive a free meter. it's easy to use with fast results. even the shipping
the same lecture to those in india or china where the populations are running at four times? >> there is actually a little tidbit in the study that says it is much more important for a u.s. man or woman to have fewer children because american children use a lot more resources and children in developing countries. neil: if you create more people in those developing countries, they get to be developed. meanwhile, we are hunkering down and there are fewer of us to be a gas station attendants. before you know it, we have a big problem. >> this is not a new idea. this is something that keeps popping up. this is like the whole population bomb theory. people were asking questions during the hearing saying if you really believed that. they talk about really wacky things like sterilizing drinking water, for example. when you ask these scientists or people in this community, why would you do this, they say, we're not advocating any kind of law. we're scientists. we think about this. that is what the white house told me. neil: on the flip side, it would not surprise me fewer people and
formula. >> sean, let me add something on this. this is, you know, in china and india, and brazil, they're building water infrastructure projects. in california, not only are we not building projects here, we are taking the projects we have and they are shut off they are starving this valley of water. >> we would like to have the same consideration that they have for the plants they're building in iraq. for crying out loud they are getting water projects. here in this valley, look we have no other recourse. we want to thank you a lot, sean. nobody has pointed their eye on this problem. to us there is a lot -- we understand that the president has serious problems with health care and all these things. to us this is our livelihood. >> all you got to do is turn the pumps on. [cheers] sean: i don't know if anybody can hear me out there, you guys. i want to say this to the crowd. the people in this area need jobs. they need their farms. they need the water for their farms the federal government, where is barack obama, where is nancy pelosi, where is harry reid. turn the water on and let the
the painful answers for seattle's mystery man. >>> and field of dreams. a reality show in india proved again that dreams really do come true and these two men are proving it, playing a little baseball, down in florida. early this saturday morning, august 22nd, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> hi, everybody. welcome to "the early show" here on a saturday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> iraq erica hill. great to have you with us today. august 22nd already. >> it is crazy. you know what is crazier? there are some children back to school. for some of you parents, it is a good thing. but kids back in the schools in mid-august. >> parts of the country, they're back. >> for those of you that aren't back yet or don't have everything you need, you're in luck. we're doing a little back to school bargainista shopping today. live to an office depot in new jersey, we'll go up and down the aisles, find you the best deals for everything you need on that list. >> the best time to shop now at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> no one is in the store. grab a cup of coffee after "the early show" and head on out. >> we all
, france and germany in recovery in the second quarter. we know china. we know india. i mean, aren't these favorable conditions, mohammed may be right about a short-term pull back. but you look at the global scene, you look at the u.s. scene, really isn't this the moment? >> i don't think anybody is debating that the trajectory is certainly improving. i think that the real question here is matching up where expectations reside relative to where securities are valued at this point in the cycle. and i think it's absolutely reasonable after this massive move off what we're quite admittedly over sold levels in march, for us to take a break and think about just how realistic a 25% earnings growth rate is going to be in 2010, because right now, that's about where this market is assuming. >> okay, so craig, how long a break? you say take a break. when are things going to actually shift is and move upward in your opinion? >> we have got to get through the next cycle of corporate earnings. coming out of the second quarter, this market had a terrific sense of relief, because earnings estimat
paper. this really funny video from india. this is a cab driver who has perfected the art of driving backwards. he does this with every single person. he had a problem with his car. he returned from a party and there was a fault where the reverse gear was the only thing that worked. this is his primary source of income so the guy was like if i can only go backwards i better learn how to drive backwards. now he can go 50 miles an hour driving backwards. he renamed the car the back gear champian. just develop new skill. >> new york taxi drivers can't even drive front way. >> it's further evidence it's the year of the indian. >> it is. >> let's go to the u.k. where this is an interesting approach -- >> i'm going to eat it if no one else is. >> you know on amusement park rides and your arms go up and you go whoo-hoo, that's been banned at a specific theme park in the u.k. because of body odor. basically they're saying is going to get hot here, up to 84 degrees. managers expect -- she's sniffing her armpit, isn't she? >> it looks like say no to bo. i wouldn't have gotten it. >> they're sa
. instead they're throwing films from places like iran, india, japan. instead of a nine screen multi-plex, there's just this one plush, rather cozy space. it's a deliberately low-tech affair. people living nearby appreciate the effort that's gone into bringing the movies to their door. >> cinema in a bus. it should be a bit different anyway. >> to have a mobile cinema that comes and opens up like a pandora's box is really wonderful. >> reporter: even when the film is over, there's no normal rushing home. these enthusiasts want everyone to feel included on their >> gunned down. an armed manur >> gunned down. an armed man bursts into a gym in pennsylvania and goes on a killing spree. what we know about the shooter and his victim. >> then coming home. two american journalists jailed in north korea are free and will be reunited with their families this morning. >> and driving distraction. should the government ban drivers from texting? >> the public is sick and tired of people being distracted and causing accidents. >> it's wednesday, august 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "w
's happening in china and india. >> yeah. see, here's the problem. i can't pull into the gas station and say, oh, that's above the fair market value. i'm only going to give you $1.95 a gallon. how much of this -- you said it was speculative. is it still liquidity -- a liquidity driven phenomenon? there's a lot of liquidity going into the market. >> you can't do a thing about it right now. obviously there's a lot of money on the sidelines that look for asset based investments right now. oil is becoming an investment right now so many different individuals. the fact that we're trades in the $70s and oil is nearly spilling on the ground in the united states, the consumers are so down and out right now. the fact that we are trading above fair value that will be rectified here very soon. >> conceivably, we could really -- oil prices could really crater? >> we think that we have the supply is nearly at an all-time highs right now. opec has -- >> we should be, what, $30? >> we should be probably around $50 to $55. we do have china and india. their economies are doing well. the u.s. is still by far
. >> you've been traveling the world a good bit including recently coming back from india. >> i've been in china and india. fortunately those economies are still moving ahead. thank goodness we have some part of the world economy working. that's some good news. >> and it was interesting, i did see a report that sa
to milk this segment for all this worse. it is very popular in places like india and the middle east and so forth. the question is, how does it taste? how do you get americans to try this? i'd try it. the health benefits are unbelievable. it is low ryan calories, lower in fat, lower in cholesterol, and higher in protein than chicken, beef, or pork. how do get people to try it? the owner of this ranch approached people around the country and made them an offer they cannot refuse. >> several situations where the chef says we cannot sell that. i said, put it on the menu and if you cannot sell it, we will not charge you for it. >> it is much more lean, much more clean. >> you can make it, you can grill it. i found it quite good. jane: this man who is pushing it, what makes him think that american consumers will buy it? >> sometimes on your menu, you will see his name. his name is synonymous with quality in beef and pork. he pioneered the idea of all natural grass fed beef. now he has turned to goats. one reason is sustainability. actually worked together. he has had interest from costco.
. it has also been passed in the country of india and it failed there, too. what people don't realize is that a lot of the times the plastic surgeon is doing a combined reconstructive and cosmetic procedure and it is difficult to separate one from the other. the most important part of it is the humanity involved in it. a lot of times it is reconstructing people and their scars, for instance, breast cancer, skin cancer and even cleft lip and pallet and i doubt many americans will want to have that taxed. i bet there are a lot of women who have had breast cancer who will be against this. >>> do we know if there will be a distinction between something like an eyebrow lift that is cosmetic? >> the details haven't been worked out. i think it is still in the committee. i know that senator balk said we will have some fun with this one and i think there was an uproar in there because i doubt many people who have had cancer think there is much fun or humor to it. >> seems like so much of what washington is focused on is making sure they go after the high tax bracket folks, people who seem to h
, and they want to continue to compete with india and china, they may need to change their regulations. martha: how do they think they can fix these problems? >> the legislator needs to look at how this will affect their manufacturing base. by the end of world war ii, one out of three jobs was in manufacturing. now it is one out of 10. also, there should be a deadline. if you tell me to do this, the government should have a deadline to get the permit done. if you cannot get it done, i should get a discount on the fees that the government had to pay. basically, making the government live up to their promises. martha: it would have to work both ways. the government should have to be accountable for their own deadlines as well. >> that is right. if not, the state would lose read it -- revenue. they could be strung along forever. trace: in the meantime, breaking news from baja, california. there was an earthquake that struck their. the first earthquake am was 45 minutes ago. that one was moderate, 5.8 magnitude. the second one was massive, 6.9. the earthquake in northridge california was 6.7. befo
and india have had bad weather. so if you put that together, we're seeing shubert prices in the market hit 28-year highs. so a lot of action. major companies like general mills and kraft wrote a letter saying they need a reduction in tariffs on imports of sugar, and this is the reason why. they think that by the end of the year on supply will only have a 13-day supply of sugar in the united states. they are worried, and having to handle some of these higher prices. if these prices, some say, do not come down, we will have to have them on to consumers. and of course we're in a recession, and that is not good. again, what these companies want to do right now, they can import sugar and do not have to pay a tariff. what they want to do is be allowed to import even more so they can help mitigate some higher prices, but when demand is up and supply is down, you are not really going to avoid those higher prices. what will happen is that as consumers, we will pay more, or you will see more artificial sweeteners, like corn syrup, being used in certain products. so we see prices come down, because i
into the indian ocean near india, that area over there, they would be called cyclone. but they are all the same rotating mass of stuff out there. so what are we looking for here? we will get rid of this guy for you and take a look at what's coming into possibly hawaii. we knew this thing was going to die, felicia. not a very big storm right now, even the center of circulation not where that convection is. that is great news, because we are going to see this thing make a run at hawaii, only as a tropical depression. they will get rain, they could still get flooding. this is still a very mountainous island, so if you get a lot of rain, we could see flooding here. that's the only threat at this point. big waves but not the storm surge and not a cat 3 or cat 4 storm. >> let's talk about waves or the tide just a little bit. look at these live pictures with me out of hollywood, florida. actually, i misspoke when they had all the wet towels on the whales. i should have known better, not keeping the mom and baby warm but trying to keep them wet so they don't dry out there in the sun. but now, chad, jus
, and india. jane: concerns today about flood controls built to protect new orleans in the wake of a hurricane. a federal investigation found that they may not work. the army corps of engineers installed new pumps after katrina and were supposed to be able to pump millions of gallons of water out of the city, which is below sea level. they were not tested, and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. now the federal office of special counsel calls them unreliable. the army corps of engineers could have saved for another $30 million buying equipment proven to work. so far, the court has declined comment on this study. we will let you know if they do make a statement. jon: harris faulkner continues with breaking news on the throgg's neck bridge in new york city. >> this is been the scene of real problem since the start of the renovation on this bridge. today, it actually includes a fatality. this is the scene we have been showing you all morning long. a worker has fallen near craned -- near a crane. work has been done on this heavily traveled bridge, and it just reopened recently to heavy trucks af
of people drop their babies from a roof of a shrine in india. they are dingled and dropped about 50 feet on to a bedsheet. they believe it ensures good health. the childs right activists are outraged, but no babies were hurt. we have a check on the weather. >> i'm dying here. that video was -- >> i know. you see the look in the baby's eyes. >> wow! man! they are dropping babies. guys, we welcome you here to the plaza and thank you for coming out. i encourage you if you are at home to join me. we will take a look at the weather in the mid-section of the country with the storms and big time heat again for the pacific northwest. pop up showers and storms as well around florida and portions of the coast. that's a look at the national picture and here's a closer look at the weather for your weekend. . >> i'm still recover for example that dropping baby video. >> record high temps in parts of the country can translate into record high electric bills, but we have simple tips to help you cut cost by hundreds of dollars. we will save you big time money, up next. this is "the early show" here on c
, to countries like china and india and they market that. that obviously wasn't a very good marketing tool yesterday at that air show. the squadron leader of the sequoia 27 killed on impact to the ground. jane: to the city of chicago now where things have shut down. the city has shut down. we're not kidding here. jon: chicago is closed? jane: the budget cuts there have forced the city really to tell all nonessential workers stay home today, we're not going to pay you so don't show up. that means no garbage pickup, most of the city offices are closed, libraries won't open up. steve brown is essential to us. he's on the job. explain to me here who is furloughed. >> well, it's basically all public employees, minus those that work for the fire, police department, and emergency services. you hit a lot of the majors. garbage isn't going to be collected today, senior centers are close. medical and health clinics run by the city are not open. and city hall is shut down. it affects all of those folks. jane: i hate to say this but if you're looking to the future, chicago may not be alone in this. i
at china and india, they have both upped their forecast for gdp growth this year. and there's going to be a lot of demand right there alone.e. you can say the same thing for cell phones, two-thirds of us in the developing world. >> it's going to be non-u.s., your industry for a while at least? >> yeah. and again, i think that's been the case for some time now. yeah. >> so, where are the fabs now? we talked about this last time. >> right, yeah. >> and i'd like to kind of keep track of that.t. we still have a lot of fabs in the u.s. of is this overseas demand resulting in a shifting of where we make them? >> with still have a lot of fabs in the u.s. we still are investing in new state-of-the-art leading edge technology, leading edge capability here in the u.s. both in terms of wafer size, 12-inch wafers, at the load level, dimension level.l. as a consequence of that, still about 70% of the u.s.-based companies, production is taking place here in the u.s. and we think that's going to continue for the next few years. >> do you know what i don't hear anymore, and maybe it's because we've
to the afghan state. they see the regime as being overly friendly towards india, so they are sheltering these as an asset on behalf of pakistan. it will be difficult to be successful meaningfully in afghanistan as long as group like this network and the taliban continue to be harbored without interference on the pakistani side of the border. host: this morning this writer writes the article saying "american officials have grown increasingly disenchanted with karzai's leadership of the past five years. " guest: yes, it is certainly cause for concern. one of the things we realized this summer is that governments, the ability to govern, or degree to which is correct, or taking predatory actions -- this is a winner of this position. will not fall to the network or the taliban anytime soon, but we have been discharged and largely by the way, some of the behavior that thoughkarzai government has engaged -- that the karzai has engaged in of the last few years. the corruption. everywhere i went this past summer, every direction -- all over afghanistan, each identified government corruption. we
percentage of the nuclear weapons and still do. i am not sure exactly when india and pakistan became a clear powers, but certainly there are continual threat today. ronald reagan worked hard on non-proliferation as well as negotiating the soviets to eliminate an entire class of nuclear weapons. the intermediate range nuclear forces that the soviets had it directed toward cities in western europe, and he did that successfully. those weapons were eliminated. the first time in the united states history that the number of nuclear weapons has actually declined on both the soviet and u.s. side. guest: this is the key thing. it happened 20 years ago. up until that time all the other people were getting more and more nuclear weapons. in fact, about 95% came from the soviet union and the u.s. ronald reagan work on it for seven years and finally got the soviets to agree with him. they dropped down about 50% of all their nuclear weapons. it made things a lot better for everyone. it was not finished. there was a lot more work that had to begin. as it happened during the last 20 years not that much was b
on the glass stiegel standards. in setting up a global credit system with russia, china, india, and the united states. and setting up a new bank of the united states based on this credit system of 2% interest for 50-year loans. host: we will leave it there. we appreciate all of the calls this morning. a round table discussion coming up looking at medicare part "b" and supplemental health insurance. we will be ♪ right back be -- we will be right back. ♪ >> as washington and the nation continued to focus on health care, sunday on c-span, which will talk about dealing with a swine flu virus with this doctor, director of the cdc on "newsmakers." and on the "q&a" and look into the va hospital center. the u.s. ninth court of appeals discussed u.s. veterans and the appeals process. watch the oral argument saturday on c-span. in 1959, in the heat of the cold war, one person took a two week tour of the u.s. and other person recounts that trip on c-span2 during book tv weekend. the health-care hub is a key resources online where you can follow the latest links, and information, including town hall m
india, myanmar, thailand, indonesia, also bangladesh that is after an earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 7.6 has hit the a ndaman islands a short time ago. this quake was centered 290 miles southwest of the capital of myanmar. again, a tsunami warning has been issued after an earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. we will keep you posted on this developing story. >>> divers are once again scouring the hudson river for the two remaining victims of saturday's crash between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane. they did take a little bit of a break earlier today because of poor conditions in the river. these are live pictures of the recovery effort as it is going on. this crash killed a total of nine people. the crew is working in near zero visibility. they say they have been able to find the small plane. they are hoping to pull it out of the water some time today. also today for the first time, we are getting to hear some of the dramatic 91 calls from witnesses who saw this collision between the plane and the helicopter. here is some of that. >> yes, ma'am. >>
from india dressed as civilians over there, along the afghan, iranian borders building pipelines? and roads. why did he conveniently leaves out? people need to wake up in this country. and what these neocons are really all about. and thank you for allowing me to speak my word. . . republican, mobile, alabama. caller: thank you for taking my call. a question regarding the health care debate. excuse me. all of our representatives and alabama are republican and i have been waiting for them to have town hall meetings so we can join in the debate and i have heard nothing. i have written to our representatives and the only response i get is that they are opposed to president obama's plan but there is nothing about people -- they say nothing about what republican proposals are to do something about the bob cost of health care. so i would like for someone to challenge the republicans to find out what it is they are proposing that you do about the rising cost of health care. rising xt comment on cost of healthcare. >> host: the next comes from burlington, vermont. good morning, ron? >> ca
, but he can be in the left this out than why our contractors from india dressed as civilians along the afghani /iranian border building roads. why did he leave that out? people need to wake up in this country and what these people are all about. thank you for allowing me to speak my word. host: margaret on the republican line. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i have a question regarding the health care debate. all of our representatives in alabama are republican and i have been waiting for them to have a town hall meetings so that we can join in the debate. i have heard nothing. i had written to our representative and the only response i get is that they are opposed to the president's plan, but there is nothing about what republicans proposals are to do something about the cost of health care. i would like for someone to challenge the republicans to find out what it is they are proposing we do about the rising cost of health care. host: next comment comes from vermont this is ron on the democrats' line. caller: i believe that more science needs to be put into thi
and india to pollujtuáÑ over our spaces for energy. we need to look at what is efficient and (+ive. these first two policies, the stimulus bill and kappa and trade, i can tell you what i'm against. but i will also tell you what i i know you have questions about how many of you think that health care does not need any changes or any type of reform whatsoever? @ñplease raise your hand. i we say there is one in the crowd during -- i always÷ say there is one in the crowd. how many think that we need to do something, but the approach matters. absolutely. d+zbut the consensus -- the #consensus is for reform. az4=i the sake of action is ì(lc@&c+ you have to make sure that you do it right, not just quickly. what we have seen out of washingtonÑ is their intent to act quickly. i think in a way it is flawed. i will tell you what i am for and against. let me begin[÷f with where i am against. dthis is a jar-3200, the house version -- this is hr-éíb3200sg health-care plan. i can tell you what i am against. i4vq am againstksg this plan. i will tell you why and i know you are going to hav
that they are all from india. now, you have 60% unemployment in iraq why the heck are we bringing in foreign workers? you ought to put some people from iraq to work. it just seems that there are no requirements in the contracts that would help the overall cause of putting people to work and stabilizing that country. from your own attendance there, your own observations on the ground, what you think needs to be done first and the fastest? >> i think the first thing we need to do is to encourage the department of defense to make this one of their highest priorities. we have spent in contracting $103 billion, in afghanistan $20 billion, in kuwait $8 billion. we have spent $12.7 billion in countries is supporting afghanistan. what we know is that we do not have enough contract office representatives agreed we do not have enough quality assurance representatives. we do not have enough log cap support officers. we do not have enough people watching the contractors. we have 70% of our contract going to subcontractors. our law in this country makes it a requirement that we can only oversee the subcontractor
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